The Best Casino Hotel in Europe and The World

Posted on October 22nd, 2008

We all like to play online here at OnlineCasinoKing, but we also like travelling to fancy hotels to indulge in a flutter- we are based in Europe, of course- so we were wondering- what´s the best hotel casino on the Old Continent? There has to be some swish ones out there….

Well, we are in luck, as the lovely people at the World Travel Awards have just been voting on a whole range of travel related services in Rio de Janeiro (yesterday as it happens). They have a tough job…

The contenders for the coveted title were as follows:

Domaine de Divonne, France
Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco Hotel
L’Imperial Palace, France
Hotel Torrequebrada, Spain

Now, we would recommend any of these casino utopias- the room service is easily better than at home and you´ll be line for some serious pampering both at the tables and by the pool.

The Domaine de Divonne is a Casino-Golf and Spa Resort in the mountains of Eastern France, between the Juras, Mont-Blanc and the Alps. This place is worth a visit just to breathe in the air. And the casino at the Domaine de Divonne is one of the largest in Europe.

The Fairmont Monte Carlo, on the other hand, is a 4-star luxury resort right in the middle of Monaco close to the Über famous Casino of Monte Carlo. The hotel boasts 616 rooms, suites, 2 restaurants, a fab bar, a roof-top heated swimming pool, fitness center, shopping arcade and in-house Casino. You might not have time to make it over the road to the Casino Monte Carlo!

L’Imperial Palace, France is in Annecy France, right smack middle of the Alps on the shore of Lake Annecy, just next to Switzerland and Italy, perfect for combining a few days at the tables with another adrenaline activity: skiing.

But the winner this year at the 2008 awards? Pues, it´s the Hotel Torrequebrada in Spain. You´ll experience just how much The Costa del Sol has changed over the years- this hotel is right on the beach-front of the Benalmádena Costa, with fabulous gardens, a superb Casino, and lots of spa health and beauty treats on offer.

So switch off your pc, grab your beach towel and shorts and get on the next Easyjet flight to Malaga!

If you want to go further afield, here are the other nominees from around the world (winners in bold)…now we are starting to sound like the BAFTAs: time to stop.

ASIA
Genting Highlands Resort, Malaysia

Lisboa Hotel, Macau
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, South Korea
The Venetian Macau

AFRICA
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Egypt
D’oreale Grande at Emperors Palace, South Africa
Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Egypt
InterContinental Palazzo Johannes. Montecasino, South Africa
Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, Namibia
The Palace of the Lost City, South Africa

NORTH AMERICA
Bellagio Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Caesars Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Nevada, USA
The Mirage Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The Venetian, Nevada, USA
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, New Jersey, USA

SOUTH AMERICA
Conrad Punta Del Este Resort & Casino, Uruguay
Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel & Casino, Venezuela
Hotel Del Lago Resort & Casino Pucon, Chile
Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, Argentina
Laguna Mar Hotel, Resort & Casino, Venezuela
Mantra Punta del Este Resort, Spa & Casino, Uruguay
Park Hyatt Mendoza, Argentina
Yacht y Golf Club Paraguayo, Paraguay

AUSTRALASIA
Burswood International Resort Casino, Perth, Australia
Conrad Treasury Brisbane, Australia
Le Meridien Port Vila Resort & Casino, Vanuatu
Sky City Auckland, New Zealand
Sofitel Reef Casino, Cairns
Star City Hotel & Casino Sydney, Australia

CARRIBEAN
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Breezes Curacao Resort Spa & Casino
El San Juan Hotel & Casino, Puerto Rico
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba
Maho Beach Resort and Casino
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba
The Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort
The Westin Aruba Resorts, Aruba
Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, Bahamas

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